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F-104SM_ROCAF for SF2
This is my modified F-104G to the F-104S series (which I really like). In the late 1960s, Taiwan was looking at purchasing F-104S from Italy, the deal never went through. Only the Turkish Air Froce bought 40 F-104S from Italy.
Please place the appreciate content from each folder into each specific folder base on SF2 format.
F-104G cockpit .LOD is not included. Please follow Wrench's instruction under the knowledge section.
In this aircraft I used the F-104AS_COCKPIT.LOD I recommend that you copy the cockpit.lod from the Spillone104's (F-104S Mod Pack).
The following squadrons is included in this aircraft:
Republic of China Air Force
427th Tactical Fighter Wing, ROCAF based Ching Chuang Kang AB
7th Tactical Fighter Squadron, ROCAF
8th Tactical Fighter Squadron, ROCAF
28th Tactical Fighter Squadron, ROCAF
499th Tactical Fighter Wing, ROCAF based at Hsinchu AB
41st Tactical Fighter Squadron, ROCAF
42nd Tactical Fighter Squadron, ROCAF
48th Tactical Fighter Squadron, ROCAF
401st Tactical Combined Wing, ROCAF based at Taoyuan AB
12th Tactical Reconnaissance Squadron
In-addition [Dedicated aircraft in "HONOR" of the following:]
The "Flying Tigers of the American Volunteer Group (AVG)"
1st Pursuit Squadron "Adam & Eva"
2nd Pursuit Squadron "Panda"
3rd Pursuit Squadron "Hells Angels"
Mig Killers (4344 and 4347)
The ROCAF "Thunger Tigers"
CIA/USAF working with the ROCAF:
34th Squadron "Black Bat"
35th Squadron "Black Cat"
A short history...
The ROCAF/Taiwan's secret 34th Squadron's RB-69A/P2V-7U ELINT/SIGINT aircraft flew electronic reconnaissance missions over China and Vietnam. Overall, from 1953 to 1967, 34th Squadron flew 838 missions, 148 Black Bat crew members went down with 15 aircraft. A few were captured after being shot down and later released in Hong Kong. Last squadron's operational mission was flown on Jan. 25, 1967. After 1967, 34th Squadron stopped flying over and near Mainland China, and moved to special ops over Vietnam, until 1972. 12 members of 34th SQ also involved in CIA's Project Main Street in 1971 to 1972, involving tapping North Vietnam's communication link.
The Black Cat Squadron was a squadron of the Republic of China Air Force that flew the U-2 surveillance plane out of Taoyuan Airbase in northern Taiwan, from 1961 to 1974. The formal designation of the squadron was the 35th Squadron, operating under the cover of a high altitude weather research squadron. 26 ROCAF pilots successfully completed U-2 training in the US and flew 220 operational missions, including 102 surveillance flights over the People's Republic of China.
During the squadron's 14 years of existence, five U-2's were shot down by PRC air defenses, with three pilots killed and 2 pilots captured. One other pilot was killed while performing an operational mission off China coast. Seven other Black Cat U-2s were lost during training missions, killing 6 pilots.
The squadron usually had only two U-2 assigned to it, sometimes down to just one aircraft. A total of 19 U-2s were assigned to the Black Cat Squadron, over fourteen years.
The intelligence gathered by the Black Cat Squadron, which included evidence of a military build-up on the Sino-Soviet border, may have contributed to the U.S. opening to China during the Nixon administration by revealing the escalating tensions between the two communist nations. Shortly after Nixon's visit to Beijing, all reconnaissance flights over the People's Republic ceased, and the Black Cat Squadron was officially disbanded in the spring of 1974.
31 January 2011